The Brigidine Congregation belongs to and supports the coalition of women religious, UNANIMA International (UI). In solidarity, UNANIMA International works for systemic change to achieve a more just world. The UNANIMA website offers insights and updates regarding its members’ extensive advocacy – working for justice and the rights of women everywhere: Programs UNANIMA . Margaret Fyfe csb is the current Brigidine representative on the UI Board.
UNANIMA International annually presents the “Woman of Courage Award,” honouring women from around the world for courage and leadership in making a difference: UI Women of Courage
In 2018, UI’s Woman of Courage Award recipient was María Herrera Magdaleno. UNANIMA’s Board members, Staff and Support Networks are very excited to share that María has been included in the 2023 Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people. A summary of Maria’s sobering and inspiring story can be accessed here: Time Magazine’s article